Giardia/Cryptosporidium Large Animal Panel (ZnSO4 & FA)

Section: Parasitology

Fee: $35.00

Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: Bovine, Caprine, Equine, Ovine, Ruminant




Minimum Amount


Sealed container

2 grams

Collection Information

Fresh, chilled feces. Do not freeze.

Shipping Information

If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Ship specimens overnight with an ice pack. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.

Additional Information
The test includes fecal flotation ZnSo4 (qualitative) for detecting Giardia sp. and fluorescent antibody test to detect Cryptosporidium sp. and Giardia sp. This panel is recommended for cases of undiagnosed symptomatic diarrhea (intermittent or constant). Although direct fecal smear and fecal flotation testing have been used to diagnose giardiasis, the parasite is frequently misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed using only these methods. Intermittent shedding also complicates consistent diagnosis. Current testing recommendations show that combination of test methods significantly improves the sensitivity of Giardia detection.

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